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Chipotle Peppers in Adobe Sauce

karendianne Feb 15, 2008 10:43 AM

I see lots of recipes requesting chipotle pepper in adobe sauce and for some reason I can't find this product. Anyone know where I can find cans of this stuff in the Oakville/Mississauga area? Thanks!

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    Toyler Jan 5, 2010 05:25 AM

    It will be in a small can in your grocery store ethnic food isle. It is with mexican items.

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      karendianne Feb 15, 2008 03:53 PM

      Thanks everyone for your replies. I have in hand a can of Herdez Chilpotles, but it doesn't mentioned adobe sauce. Is this the right product? It just says "Chilpotles Whole". This is why I'm confused! Oh, and I did buy it at No Frills in Oakville.

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      1. re: karendianne
        jayt90 Feb 16, 2008 07:47 AM

        You will need an adobe sauce; your can is just smoked poblano packed in water or brine, as I recall. Here is a basic recipe for adobe:


        1. re: karendianne
          EFER Feb 16, 2008 08:11 AM

          I believe that Herdez, while not mentioning it, is packed in adobo sauce. Check out the ingredience list. I puree the contents and spead it on burgers instead of BBQ suace.

          1. re: EFER
            Kagemusha Feb 16, 2008 01:26 PM

            Either Herdez or San Marcos make a good canned chipotle sauce that saves the mess. Like EFER, I trowel it onto BBQ'd burgers or beef ribs--nice.

        2. Kagemusha Feb 15, 2008 02:32 PM

          Easy to find. San Marcos and Herdez--both OK Mexican brands--are all over the NG chain stores, i.e., Loblaws+NoFrills. The NoFrills at Mavis+Eglinton has a big Latino section worth exploring--found corn husks for tamales there a few months back.

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            pantone Feb 15, 2008 12:20 PM

            I used Chipotle Peppers in tomato sauce for a chili recipe and it turned out great. Does anyone know what the Adobe sauce actually is?

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            1. re: pantone
              Mila Feb 15, 2008 12:54 PM

              Actually found this online from Herdez:

              Smoked red jalapeño peppers in spices, vinegar, tomatoes and ancho chiles. A chipotle pepper is a red Jalapeño chile, ripened, dried, and smoked through a special process. Derived from the Aztec word meaning smoke, jalapeños are placed over huge pits and smoke is blown through tunnels running underground. Chipotle Characteristics - A unique warm heat and smoky flavor , chipotles are packed in a red adobo sauce made from lightly seasoned tomato broth. Embasa chipotles are completely shielded from all the elements during processing to produce an exceptional product. Tan - brown, veined and ridged, they are 5-10 cm (2-4 inches) long and 2.5 cm (1 inch) in diameter. Medium-thick fleshed, with a subtle deep rounded heat, they are excellent in sauces, soups, and as a seasoning for meats and stews.

              Surely it's the weekend and I can go home now...

              1. re: pantone
                legourmettv Jan 5, 2010 05:44 AM

                Not to be nit-picky, but this is Chow after all... Adobo sauce! not Adobe.

                And yes pretty much every supermarket in Toronto now carries the Herdez brand.


              2. NovoCuisine Feb 15, 2008 10:59 AM

                The Herdez brand is available at just about every supermarket. Look where they keep the taco shells and stuff.

                1. foodyDudey Feb 15, 2008 10:55 AM

                  Loblaws and as mentioned, No Frills. I can even buy it at the IGA near me. (Pape IGA)

                  1. dlw88 Feb 15, 2008 10:53 AM

                    I've been very successful at No Frills in Toronto. Definitely start your search there. They come in a can, and are produced by HERDEZ.

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